Throughout 2020, the Westby Area Historical Society Genealogy Center was excited to introduce our Centennial Circle Program. This project is an invitation to anyone with connections to the founders of our wonderful Westby area. and people who completed their applications in 2020 became Charter Members. There is no better time to honor the connections we have and the accomplishments of our ancestors. If you can make a connection to one or more of your ancestors who were living in Westby, Coon Valley, Chaseburg or any other part of the Westby area 100 years ago, in or before 1921, you can be part of the circle.
Any way that you can make your connection to that ancestor can be submitted. A family tree; a census report; a family history, such as a letter that mentions Westby or the area; a photograph you might have that connects your family to the area; an obituary; a bill of sale that shows your grandfather did business in the area; a deed for purchase of land; a church certificate or any other document held by your family from that time period will be considered as primary source proof with your application. There are many ways you might be able to connect to the Westby area 100 years ago. Creativity, imagination and resourcefulness are encouraged because we want as many people as possible to be part of our Centennial Circle!
Applicants who submit acceptable documentation will receive a certificate and entry into our permanent Centennial Circle archives. Applications are available by clicking on the DOWNLOAD button below.
CENTENNIAL CIRCLE APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS: